Whether you agree with Colin Kaepernick or not for what he is doing during the National Anthem, the United States allows him the freedom to do so as well as speak his mind.
If you’re unaware of what Kaepernick did during the National Anthem and plans to continue to do, he has made it very clear that until the black community is treated with the respect that it deserves and significant changes are made, he’s going to make sure his voice of dissent is heard by sitting during the Star Spangled Banner.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
It isn’t illegal to sit during the National Anthem and the football star is well within his rights to do so. He has a message he wants to send and clearly by the reaction that he is receiving, his message is being heard.
Of course, there are those who don’t like what Kaepernick is doing, but honestly? Too bad. That’s their opinion, and if they’re uncomfortable with him sitting, that’s their own problem. Not his.
Of course, now Donald Trump is speaking out against Kaepernick, apparently ignoring his pandering to the black community for a couple minutes, because while on The Dori Monson Show on Monday, he just said:
“I have followed it and I think it’s personally not a good thing. I think it’s a terrible thing, and you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him, let him try, it’s not gonna happen.”
So wait, Kaepernick should “find a new country” because he disagrees with people of color being wrongfully killed in the streets? Maybe Trump should “find a new country” — one that oppresses freedom of speech because that’s clearly what Trump wants to do to Kaepernick.
If you haven’t noticed by now, Trump is a raging racist who is desperately seeking the black vote because he knows he can’t win without making gains among that voting demographic. Telling a person of color that he should leave the country for using his freedom of dissent probably isn’t going to help Trump make any gains among that voting bloc.
Listen to Trump criticize Kaepernick here:
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